Jane Bognanno Obituary

Jane L Bognanno
Jane L Bognanno

December 16, 1956 - April 30, 2015
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA


Born Dec. 16, 1956 in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Joseph M. and Jessie M. Bognanno. She died April 30, 2015 in Canandaigua, New York. She was preceded in death by her brother Michael H. Bognanno.

She is survived by siblings, Joseph Bognanno, Jr. (Terry), Miriam Holden (Dr. Robert), Paul Bognanno (Teri), and Dr. James Bognanno (Kellee). She will be sadly missed by her eight nephews, four nieces, six great-nephews and seven great nieces.

Jane was born with Downs Syndrome. She attended primary schools in Arizona and California where her family lived for 10 years. Upon return to Des Moines, Jane graduated from Ruby Van Meter High School. Following graduation , she worked at Link Associates in D.M. She was a proud member of the Epworth United Methodist Church Highlanders Sunday School class where she and her mother both received and gave loving attention and time to others with developmental disabilities.

Jane lived in Canandaigua, N.Y. for 15 years where she was involved in many Ontario County ARC programs and activities. She was dearly loved by and dearly loved her family at both group homes where she lived.

All through her life Jane was happily involved in many athletic and cultural opportunities. Ever family focused , she loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed being part of their lives and activities. Jane's adventuresome spirit led to many memorable and enjoyable antics which have enriched her family over the years. Her unique love of family provided a glue which will be missed but always remembered at family gatherings.

Services will be held Sat. May 9, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 412 Euclid. Calling will be at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Link Associates, 3417 5th Ave, Des Moines 50313 or Ontario Arc, 3701 County Complex Dr., Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424



Epworth United Methodist Church
412 Euclid
Des Moines, IA US 50313
Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Epworth United Methodist Church
412 Euclid
Des Moines, IA US 50313
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, May 9, 2015


Link Associates*
1452 29th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50265